The Collaborative Solution...
A proven approach to Family Law

  • Negotiation of a mutually acceptable solution without courts
  • Built-in incentives for staying within the process
  • Engagement of open communication and information sharing
  • Creation of shared solutions to cater to the highest priorities of both clients

Collaborative Law is a proven way to resolve family disputes respectfully while giving clients control over decision-making, preserving confidentiality, focusing on the welfare of the children and looking to the future. In fact, the collaborative process is based on a pledge not to litigate in court. The process facilitates an open exchange of information with the goal of reaching the best possible solution for you and your family. In the collaborative process, you have the support, protection, and guidance of your own attorney who is part of the Collaborative Team. The Collaborative Team consists of a neutral mental health professional and a neutral financial professional. Other professionals may be added depending upon the needs of your family.

The collaborative process recognizes that although you may be facing a divorce, separation, or other family issue, relationships and obligations continue, especially if children are involved. This process helps all family members move forward in a positive and respectful way; minimizes the pain of an emotional and difficult transition; and teaches conflict resolution skills and strategies for the future.

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Collaborative professionals are lawyers, mental health professionals and financial professionals who have completed specialized training in this solution-oriented approach to family conflict. We encourage you to use the directory and resources located here in making your decision to collaborate instead of litigate.

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